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BAJA'S NEXT MOVE

 
 
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Authenticity and Nature Converge

The Baja California Peninsula

From the rugged grandeur of mountain ranges that blend seamlessly into pure blue waters, to the sparse population and quiet beauty of its deserts, this is a region that has inspired generations of travelers, writers and artists. The sun dances across mountains and sea in an ever-changing theater, creating an enveloping sundial that reminds us of the importance of spending our limited time in this world in a place that matters – one that inspires while nourishing the soul.  The Baja asks us to rethink our definitions of a life well-lived as it offers endless beauty, tranquility and warmth. For those who adopt its poetic grandeur, it promises a lifetime of discovery as a reward. 

...the world’s aquarium.
— Jacques Cousteau
 
 

Danzante Bay at the Islands of Loreto is the distillation of this ethos. Bounded by Baja’s majestic Sierra de la Giganta mountain range and the Sea of Cortez, this remarkable community stands as a lush oasis against the area’s diverse geology. Red rock cathedrals suggest Sedona, while cactus-dotted desert landscape is reminiscent of the Coachella Valley. At times, it’s easy to feel lost in the canyons and peaks, but for the sparkling waters of the Bahía de Loreto National Park on the horizon – a reserve so rich in marine life that Jacques Cousteau referred to its waters as “the world’s aquarium.” The Gulf of California offers infinite waterways to explore above and below the surface of the sea.

As global citizens seek to acquire a second residence to balance their active lifestyles, areas such as the Baja and Loreto are increasing in popularity with their unmatched mix of sun and fun surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Indeed, Danzante Bay offers one of the world’s most diverse and accessible palettes of eco-tourism opportunities, from hiking and mountain biking in the surrounding foothills and mountains, to snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking and trophy fishing in the unspoiled waters of the bay. Of course, a provocative 18-hole golf course by hall of fame architect Rees Jones is its signature offering, and it is already garnering a reputation as one of the “must play” courses in the world with its divergent topography and breathtaking views.

For those whose idea of recreation is a healthy dose of relaxation, Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa offers world-class amenities that have already seen it ranked as Mexico’s #1 Beach Resort by World Traveler. Guests and residents can enjoy a full array of services at Sabila Spa, fine regional dining or sunning themselves at the beach or one of five pools, as well as dolphin and whale watching expeditions. As a nightcap, they simply sit back and enjoy the ever-changing display of stars against a pure black sky, awaiting a new dawn of activities and wonder.

Loreto International Airport is accessed by direct flights on Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles in less than two hours (direct flights on WestJet Airlines also available from Calgary, Alberta). The newly developed, full service terminal also includes an FBO for private planes.